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PURPOSE To compare efficacies of adjunctive therapy with brimonidine 0.15% and adjunctive therapy with brinzolamide 1% in combination with travoprost 0.004%. DESIGN Three-month randomized, parallel-group, double-masked, multicenter clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS Patients with primary open-angle glaucoma, exfoliation glaucoma, or ocular hypertension with(More)
AIMS To evaluate the efficacy of 50% autologous serum drops against conventional treatment in ocular surface disorders refractory to normal treatments in a prospective randomised crossover trial. METHOD Patients fulfilling ophthalmological and haematological entry criteria were randomised to either 3 months of autologous serum 50% followed by 3 months of(More)
The levels of minor (glycosylated) hemoglobins in maternal blood during labor and in cord blood at delivery were determined in four groups of women: 20 normal, 22 probably normal, 20 Class A diabetic, and eight overt diabetic women. Maternal HbA, was not significantly increased in the diabetic patients, thereby reflecting adequate metabolic control. In the(More)
Over the last 4 years, the authors have had experience with epidural analgesia for a variety of spinal operations in 24 patients. It has proved to be safe, reliable, and effective. No patient has had a new neurological deficit as a result of the epidural technique, and 18 of 22 patients with neurological deficit improved. Thus, epidural analgesia should not(More)
The histories of two patients with arachnoiditis ossificans leading to severe neurological impairment are presented. Analysis of these cases highlights the importance of three-dimensional (3 D) computed tomography (CT) scanning for the establishment of the diagnosis and in postoperative assessment of this rare disease, whereas magnetic resonance imaging(More)
The autopsy records from 205 patients who died from ruptured intracranial aneurysms were reviewed. Special emphasis was placed on the cause of death and the time after rupture that death occurred. One hundred and sixty-eight patients (82%) died within one week of their last aneurysmal rupture. Eighty-eight died within one week of their initial rupture.(More)